Recruitment information for candidates

Standard terms and conditions

Probationary period

All new employees of NCC will be required to complete a six-month probationary period, even if they have previous local government service. This may be extended in some circumstances.

Equal opportunities

NCC seeks to ensure that all employees are selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, the requirements of the post and other similar and objective criteria. The gender identity, disability, marital status, ethnic origin, age, pregnancy status, religion or belief, or sexual orientation of an applicant or employee does not affect the employment opportunities made available, except as permitted by legislation. In addition, applicants declaring a disability who meet the minimum (essential) criteria for a vacancy will be invited for interview.

Data protection

NCC is required by law to comply with the Data Protection Regulations. Employees have an important role to play in ensuring that personal information is processed lawfully and fairly. Personal information is information relating to a living individual who can be identified. It is each individual employee’s responsibility to handle all personal information properly no matter how it is collected, recorded and used, whether on paper, in a computer, or on other material. Personal information must not be disclosed to others unless authorised to do so. Every employee should familiarise themselves with NCC’s Data Protection Policy.

Confidentiality policy

NCC operates a Confidentiality Policy and Code of Conduct. Employees have an obligation to respect the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of their work and must not disclose information about employees, clients, councillors, council finances or any other council business. Employees must not use such information for their personal advantage or gain or pass it to others who may use it for their advantage or gain.

Standards of conduct and behaviour

NCC has a policy on the standards of conduct and behaviour expected of their employees which can be accessed through the link below. It gives guidelines on issues like outside commitments, conflict of interest, relationship to members etc.

If you would like a copy of NCC Standards of conduct and behaviour policy please email


If you have any special requirements which would help you to attend interview if you are shortlisted, such as learning support (e.g. materials or information in a different format, large print, coloured paper) or access requirements (e.g. mobility, visual or hearing impairment aids etc), please contact